It’s done, it’s done! Wow, props to you quilters. I am not a quilter. I’m not saying that I won’t ever make another quilt, because I have plans for possibly two more, but probably just two more for … the rest of my life. It’s not that I disliked it—well, not the whole process at least. There were bits of it that I truly enjoyed. It’s just so very time-consuming. I was trying to explain it to my husband, how I guess I’m more of an instant gratification type of sewer. To which he replied, “So you’re like a track home builder.” I was immediately defensive, because he is a carpenter/contractor, and he performs custom work and likes to take his time and make it high quality and beautiful, often designing some amazing things. But there is truth in what he says. Although I do appreciate quality and designing things occasionally, lately my mindset it, “Ok, I have two hours this week to sew. What can I get completely finished with in that time?” Well, not a quilt.
Moving along. With all of that being said, I LOVE this quilt. I wish it wasn’t seasonal, because I’d proudly display this baby all year, imperfections and everything.
Sabra (Sew a Straight Line) and I bought this fabric while shopping at Pine Needles after Christmas, over two years ago. We both remember spending $40.00 for all the fabric. The only fabric I supplemented for the quilt is the red polka dot fabric, also seen on THIS dress for the Sew Through the Decades Series I did a long time ago. I bought the batting for over 50% off at Joann during one of their awesome sales going on.
Sabra was awesome and gave me THIS 5” square ruler for my birthday, which really made cutting the extra squares really fast.
I just quilted it with simple straight lines. I used my new walking foot and it worked well, but my stitching is still not consistent. I need some practice.
And because my sweet 9 year old had to stand on tip-toes and tire out his arms, all while wearing a matching red helmet…I leave you with this picture.
Fabric: Moda 12 Days of Christmas